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HCI International News, Number 38, November 2009


New book: Introduction to Service Engineering

College graduates need to gain new skills to thrive in a service business environment. Compiled by an editorial board of specialists in the various areas and edited by a best-selling author, Introduction to Service Engineering is the ideal textbook as well as reference for professionals interested in service engineering. The book provides examples, problems, real world case studies, and a solutions manual. As the first book to globally bring together experts on all aspects of service engineering, this resource serves as a much-needed guide to both the processes and the management of service. The new book, edited by Gavriel Salvendy and Waldemar Karwowski, is to be published in January 2010 by John Wiley & Sons. For more information, please refer to the Publisher's website:

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HCI International 2011 is coming...

The HCI International 2011 jointly with the affiliated Conferences invite you to Orlando, Florida, USA to participate and contribute to the international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of HCI. Deadlines for Submissions are:

  • Papers 800 words, Friday, 15 October 2010
  • Posters 300 words, Friday, 11 February 2011
  • Tutorials 300 words, Friday, 15 October 2010

For more information, please visit the HCI International 2011 Website

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3rd Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International Conference 2010

You are cordially invited to participate in the 3rd Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) International Conference 2010 and Exhibition. Deadline for paper submissions (abstract reviewed): 16 November 2009 (extended deadline)
More information is available at:

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Brief Book Review

"Computers, Phones, and the Internet Domesticating Information Technology", Edited by Robert Kraut, Malcolm Brynin and Sara Kiesler, Oxford University Press, 2006 ISBN13: 9780195312805 and ISBN10: 0195312805, Paperback, 344 pages . "Computers, Phones, and the Internet" are the most frequently used devices / technology that everybody in the modern society is actively involved with. Data and analysis on our knowledge about the usage, trends, demographics and more are essential to view the future and better understand the user's needs.
In this book, 20 contributions are addressing these issues in four sections: Information Technology and Social Changes, Technology in Context, New technology in Teenage Life and the Internet and Social Relationship.
More information about the book is available at:

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Upcoming Conferences and Events

November 2009

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Journals: Call for papers

  • UPA's User Experience magazine Special issue (9.2) on Usable Accessibility.
    Articles that take a broad view of this theme, including barriers with access to information technology based on disability, literacy, availability of technology (including networks and even electricity), and other geographical, financial, social and cultural barriers, are welcome. Practical articles--stories about research methods, case studies and design solutions that overcome these barriers--or articles that look forward to solutions, are preferable.
    1 December 2009 - Article proposals (short summaries of the key points in your article) due.
    1 February 2009 - Articles due
    May 2010 - Issue published
    Special Guest Editor: Ms. Whitney Quesenberry
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction Special Issue on Current Trends in Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Research and Development
    Guest Editors: Chang S. Nam (University of Arkansas, USA); Gerwin Schalk (Wadsworth Center, USA); Melody Moore Jackson (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research Special Issue on Service Oriented Applications and Integration for e-Commerce (to appear in December 2010).
    Guest Editors: Yinsheng Li (Fudan University, China); Wei-Tek Tsai (Arizona State University, USA); Yueting Chai (Tsinghua University, China)
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Recent Interesting News and Articles

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We welcome your contribution to the HCI International News. Please send to us interesting news, short articles, interesting websites, etc. We will consider your comments and contributions for upcoming issues. Please send your contribution to the Editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem.

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About HCI International NEWS

The HCI International NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the HCI International 2011 Conference, book reviews, news from the field of HCI, as well as links to interesting articles and conferences. If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to make a contribution, please contact the Editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem. The opinions that are expressed in this Newsletter are the sole responsibility of its authors and do not represent any institution or company.

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